U.S. Forces in Germany are set to change from using fuel coupons to purchase gas to using an automated fuel ration card. The change from fuel coupons will take place gradually thru each military community across Germany from July to November in 2008. All U.S. Forces personnel who are stationed in Germany should be aware of this change since it will affect all who have been paying for fuel from AAFES stations and ESSO stations in Germany with fuel coupons.
This includes fuel for all privately owned vehicles and for all U.S. Government non-tactical vehicles. The new fuel ration card will provide conveniences and efficiencies that were not possible with fuel coupons. At the same time, anyone who uses their fuel ration card incorrectly will be risking having to pay more than they expected for their fuel.
Every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, and U.S Forces civilian is responsible for using their fuel ration card properly after they’ve received it and activated it. To ensure complete understanding of proper fuel card use, all U.S. Forces personnel who are stationed in Germany or otherwise eligible for the fuel ration card should fully review all published information on fuel ration card implementation and use. This includes all U.S. Forces personnel who are either permanently stationed or on temporary duty in Germany and their family members with drivers licenses who are permanently stationed in Germany.
To learn more about the new fuel reation card, please visit the Installation Management Command - Europe Region website: http://www.imcom-europe.army.mil/sites/news/fuelcard.asp